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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 14 December 2019

Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near midnight then increasing to southeast 25 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to east 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon and to east 50 Sunday evening.

Flurries changing to snow near noon Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending near midnight.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 rising to plus 2 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 14 December 2019
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near midnight then building to 2 to 3 near noon Sunday. Seas building to 4 to 6 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 14 December 2019
Monday Wind east 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to east 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind east 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 4940N 5325W
to 5005N 5510W to 5310N 5510W to 5445N 5635W to 5605N 5950W to 5935N
6250W to 6045N 6245W then northeastward. Sea ice southwest then west
of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 14 December 2019

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 14 December 2019

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NST 14 December 2019 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 984 mb located over
southern Quebec.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 965 mb located over western Labrador.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:08 PM NST 14 December 2019 An intense low pressure system will approach Labrador from the
southwest on Sunday. Gale to storm force east to southeasterlies will
spread across most waters on Sunday ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
South Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for South Labrador Sea.

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